Sven Hedin, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Sven Hedin

Swedish geographer, photographer

Date of Birth: 19-Feb-1865

Place of Birth: Stockholm, Sweden

Date of Death: 26-Nov-1952

Profession: naturalist, writer, politician, geologist, illustrator, geographer, political scientist, scientific explorer, explorer, non-fiction writer, geopolitician

Nationality: Sweden

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Sven Hedin

  • Sven Anders Hedin, KNO1kl RVO, (19 February 1865 ÔÇô 26 November 1952) was a Swedish geographer, topographer, explorer, photographer, travel writer, and illustrator of his own works.
  • During four expeditions to Central Asia, he made the Transhimalaya known in the West and located sources of the Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej Rivers.
  • He also mapped lake Lop Nur, and the remains of cities, grave sites and the Great Wall of China in the deserts of the Tarim Basin.
  • In his book Fr├ąn pol till pol (From Pole to Pole), Hedin describes a journey through Asia and Europe between the late 1880s and the early 1900s.
  • While traveling, Hedin visited Turkey, the Caucasus, Tehran, Iraq, lands of the Kyrgyz people and the Russian Far East, India, China and Japan.
  • The posthumous publication of his Central Asia Atlas marked the conclusion of his life's work.

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